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Baruch In the News: Summer 2011 Highlights

Baruch in the News Summer 11From TV appearances to notable mentions in national and local publications, Baruch College's innovative programming, subject matter experts, and academic excellence was featured in many media outlets this summer.

Check out the Summer 2011 "In the News" Highlights!

Baruch Student Denis Gostev Wins CUNY Photography Contest

Denis Gostev's winning photo
The City University of New York rewards deserving students who capture touching or astounding images of CUNY through photography each month, and the September winner was Denis Gostev, a philosophy and math major at Baruch College, who hopes to go into sports photography. Gostev's award-winning image, "We Did It," was the face of the College of Staten Island men's baseball championship this past May. More info

Third Round of State-Funded Climate Change Professional Fellows Exchange Program Begins at Baruch College

As director of The Climate Change Professional Fellows Program on Baruch's campus, Prof. Stan Altman recently helped welcome eleven Fall Fellows to the United States under the international fellowship program. Funded by the US State Department, the program convenes professionals from Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan and the United States. During their fellowship tenure, these professionals explore the science, impact, adaptation, mitigation and government and industry policies related to climate change. The program creates opportunities for professionals in the field to come together to share information, identify best practices and strategies for reducing carbon emissions and to explore ways to educate the public, leaders, and policymakers. More info

Prof. Swartz Gives Lecture in Honor of the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall

TchaikovskyAnne Swartz, Baruch College professor of music and chair of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts gave a lecture, "Tchaikovsky and the Piano in St. Petersburg's Gilded Age," on October 6, 2011. The lecture, which took place at the New York Public Library, celebrated Carnegie Hall's 120 years and the legacy of Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, who performed on its opening night. Prof. Swartz presented an illustrated lecture on the subject complete with musical examples, photographs, letters, memoirs, and more.


Wear Purple in Support of Domestic Violence Awareness Next Thursday, Oct. 19

DV RibbonAll faculty and staff are encouraged to show support for ending domestic violence by participating in New York State's Go Purple Day on Wednesday, October 19. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so wear purple throughout the month, but especially on Wednesday, 10/19, the date New York State is suggesting all New Yorkers do so to show their support for this cause.

There are other ways you can help victims of domestic violence during October and throughout the year — and spread the message that violence will not be tolerated. From donating a cell phone, to making donations of clothing and toiletries, to volunteering your time at domestic violence programs, there are ways to make a difference. See suggestions at


Bearcats Notch 5th Straight Win, Sweep NYU-Poly

women’s volleyball team
The women's volleyball team swept the Fighting Blue Jays from the Polytechnic Institute of NYU in a non-conference match played on Tuesday evening.The Bearcats won their fifth straight match to raise their record to 15-8 overall.

Jessica Wu, who was again named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Week, led the team with 11 kills, while Lauren Hayden tallied eight kills. Melinda Santiago was busy dishing out 30 assists and Posey Wilson totaled 23 digs on the defensive end.

The women's volleyball team will return to action this Saturday, October 15, with a non-conference home match against Montclair State University.


Oct. 18, 5:45 pm: A Reading and Conversation with Jhumpa Lahiri

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220, 55 Lexington Avenue

LahiriThe Fall 2011 Harman Writer-in-Residence, Jhumpa Lahiri, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Interpreter of Maladies and author of The Namesake and Unaccustomed Earth, will give a reading and conversation on Tuesday, October 18th at 5:45 pm in the Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-220. Reception at 5 pm. Co-sponsored by The Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Poets & Writers. More info

Oct. 19, 6:00 pm: DIY Web Radio for Teaching and Learning

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270, 55 Lexington Avenue

Readily available web streaming technologies now make it possible for anyone, anywhere to launch a web radio station and broadcast live or pre-programmed content with little more than some free software and standard computer equipment or mobile device. The panelists will use the webstream created for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in digital storytelling (DS106) at the University of Mary Washington as a starting point for a discussion of the pedagogical potential of web radio and its power to inspire experimentation, foster creativity, establish community, and provide a platform for informal learning and collaboration. Please RSVP to More info

Arts and Culture

Oct. 16, 5:30 pm, The New York Flute Club presents Carol Wincenc, Flute, and Kenneth Cooper, Harpsichord

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

The New York Flute Club is pleased to announce its 92nd concert season at Baruch Performing Arts Center, opening on Sunday the 16th with Carol Wincen on flute and Kenneth Cooper playing harpsichord. More info

Oct. 21, 8 pm, Repast Baroque/Italians Abroad... and Some Bach Too

Engelman Recital Hall, Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue

For centuries, Europeans have regarded Italy as the "land of music." Generations of Northern Europeans traveled to Italy to study musical composition and to marvel at the accomplishments of Italian performers. With "Italians Abroad," Repast celebrates the flood of Italian virtuosi that poured across the Alps to astonish listeners with previously unimaginable feats of invetion and dexterity. The progam features works of Veracini, Corelli, Boccherini, et alia. More info

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